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I was messing around and found this chart of the fastest Objects in sports, after being hit with a piece of equipment.

#5 Tennis Ball, 163 mph 

#4  Squash Ball, 174 mph.

#3 Pelota Ball, (hai alai) 187 mph

#2  Golf Ball, 210 mph

#1 was pretty surprising to me. I thought at first, the Pelota, or Golf Ball would be first or second. I was also surprised a base ball was not in the top 5. 

#1 is the Shuttle Cock (badmitton birdie) at 306 mph. Odviously this is initial velocity. 

If actually true, go figure. . :doh:

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Patch said:

I was also surprised a base ball was not in the top 5. 

I'm not. The hardest hit baseball ever recorded was 123.9 mph.

Baseballs are rather large objects and have a lot more mass than the other objects on the list.

37 minutes ago, Patch said:

#1 is the Shuttle Cock (badmitton birdie) at 306 mph. Odviously this is initial velocity.

I didn't know this. Cool.

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7 minutes ago, rehmwa said:

The human body - 833.9 mph

(Typical Freefall speed for sport (not speed comps) jumps - 110-160 mph depending of the discipline)

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/felix-baumgartner-poised-to-attempt-worlds-highest-skydive

Wait wat? Do you boom when you break the sound barrier? Serious question.

Oh wait, Superman does, so I guess yes? 😀

Not trying to be macabre, but order in which I'd least want to get hit by these things:

Pelota

Baseball

Golf Ball

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15 minutes ago, rehmwa said:

The human body - 833.9 mph

(Typical Freefall speed for sport (not speed comps) jumps - 110-160 mph depending of the discipline)

 

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/felix-baumgartner-poised-to-attempt-worlds-highest-skydive

:offtopic:

The human body when freefalling isn't an object struck by a piece of equipment and freefalling isn't a "sport" 😉

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8 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

300 mph for a Badminton shuttlecock is once in a lifetime shot.

Usually hardest of smashes around 200 mph.

Guessing the graph for speed over time would be like a reverse hockey stick.

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37 minutes ago, billchao said:

:offtopic:

The human body when freefalling isn't an object struck by a piece of equipment and freefalling isn't a "sport" 😉

Didn't watch much Three Stooges growing up I guess.😜

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2 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Didn't watch much Three Stooges growing up I guess.😜

Oooohh, wise guy, eh? Wop wop wop wop wop wop!!!

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50 minutes ago, billchao said:

:offtopic:

The human body when freefalling isn't an object struck by a piece of equipment and freefalling isn't a "sport" 😉

but golf and badminton are?

Keep up with these guys if you can  (I did miss the 'hit with a piece of equipment' part - that's not a good thing in skydiving   😀)

 

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1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

Wait wat? Do you boom when you break the sound barrier? Serious question.

I think that you can hear what you are saying before you utter it.

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8 minutes ago, Carl3 said:

I think that you can hear what you are saying before you utter it.

It's a shame that just not how it really works.  It would avoid a lot of arguments......for many......some.......a few

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3 hours ago, nevets88 said:

Guessing the graph for speed over time would be like a reverse hockey stick.

Yeah peak speed cant be too far from the racket (or is it racquet??) . The feathers start to break speed fairly quickly. But still pretty dang fast all the way through or the receivers pick it with ease.  

 

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